The Rancher’s Wife Proverbs

by Kevin on September 15, 2010

Today’s post is an email I got from a rancher’s wife in Montana. Just read down through these proverbs and you can tell that this women is the real thing. It’s women like this that truly make a difference in this world–starting in the home.

Thanks Rita!!!

The Virtuous (Ranchers) Wife

Proverbs 31:10-31

10 A wife of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her

and lacks nothing of value.

12 She brings him good, not harm,

all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax (Tags & vaccines)

and works with eager hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships,

bringing her food from afar. (At least 50 miles)

15 She gets up while it is still dark;

she provides food for her family

and portions for her servant girls. (The ranch hands)

16 She considers a field and buys it;

out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. (She plants a hay field)

17 She sets about her work vigorously;

her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable,

and her lamp does not go out at night.

19 In her hand she holds the distaff (In her hand she hold the branding iron, and grasps the calf bander with her fingers.)

and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

20 She opens her arms to the poor

and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;

for all of them are clothed in scarlet. (are clothed in Carhartts)

22 She makes coverings for her bed;

she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, (at the water board meeting)

where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,

and supplies the merchants with sashes. (makes calving books and sells them)

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;

she can laugh at the days to come.

26 She speaks with wisdom,

and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household

and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;

her husband also, and he praises her:

29 “Many women do noble things,

but you surpass them all.”

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;

but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

31 Give her the reward she has earned,

and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

(let her works bring her praise in the corral)

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  • Woo! Hoo! Let her works praise her on the ranch or in the city! Amen!
    That’s one special lady! Wonder if I’ll ever meet her?


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